Brazil can never give the football world enough legends as every decade sees one or two new ones in the making. Be it Kaka, Pele, Ronaldinho, or Neymar Jr., Brazil has always delivered some top-notch stars on the global stage, who have not only won accolades for the nation but also secured trophies for their respective league clubs. And now, a new one seems to be in the making as teenage prodigy Endrick, who also hails from Brazil, donned the yellow jersey on Saturday and scored a goal in stoppage time against the formidable Mexico, securing a 3-2 victory.

Brazil vs Mexico

The game, which was a Copa America warm-up tie, if not for Endrick, may have seen a different ending as Mexico was also attacking the Brazilian defense from all sides to get a goal through the nets. With this goal, Endrick has achieved three goals in his last three international appearances, according to a CNN report. This speed-tracks his bid to become yet another soccer legend in the yellow jersey.
He headed a flashing cross ball by Vinícius Jr. in this nail-biting contest after Mexico had hit a goal in the 92nd minute to level scores. Brazil were comfortably ahead in the initial stages of the matches but the defense gave in to Mexico’s relentless attacks, which saw Mexico score two back-to-back goals. Endrick’s pace and accuracy often remind Brazilian fans of yet another footballing great, Ronaldo.

‘The goal is to win Copa America’: Endrick

Endrick is least bothered around being a soccer great in his nation. According to CNN, Endrick’s primary goal at the moment is to secure a Copa America win for his country. Among his various achievements, one of the notable ones is his winning goal against England at the Wembley Stadium in March this year, which saw him become the youngest player to score for Brazil.

As Brazil next plays the US in a friendly encounter on Wednesday before the Copa America campaign, all eyes will be on Endrick and it is to be seen if he can pull off yet another stunner of a goal, or maybe two.


1. Who are some of the iconic Brazilian football players?
Some of the globally renowned football players hailing from Brazil include Neymar, Pele, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaka and more, who have excelled not only for their nation but also for the league teams they played in.

2. For which club does Endrick play?
Endrick has recently signed a deal with the popular Spanish football club, Real Madrid, who have announced that the Brazilian young prodigy will be heading to Santiago Bernabeu after he turns 18.

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